Your Remembrances and Affirmations on a lantern

Remembering you...Recalling time together...Your best qualities...What I miss about you...I want to tell you...I wish…Thank you...

You used to do this and now I will carry it on...When you would do this, I felt so happy, so now I will ...You inspired me so I will...

We hope that you will feel a connection through the lanterns and affirm that you will perpetuate the wisdom, lovingkindness, and compassion - the shinnyo - of ones you are remembering. Share Your Light in tangible actions to feel peace within and bring about a bright and hopeful future.

Your Remembrances and Affirmations will be placed on a lantern that will be floated from the canoes. Remembrances and Affirmations submitted by Saturday night, May 18, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (HST) will be hand-transcribed by volunteers. Remembrances and Affirmations submitted between Sunday, May 19 - Sunday night, May 26, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (HST) will be printed. All online submissions will be placed on Collective Remembrance Lanterns and floated in the ceremony by volunteers. *Submitting a Remembrance or Affirmation here does not mean that you are reserving an Individual Lantern for the day of the ceremony.

Please note that if you reside in Hawaiʻi or near a Shinnyo-en temple or training center, we encourage you to personally handwrite your Remembrances and Affirmations in person.

Ten Most Recent Submissions

To: Felipe and Rebecca Torres
It doesn't matter the years, we miss you both terribly. We know that you are in a better place and that your spirits are with us. Guide us and protect us. all of our love, Alice, Sally, Kris and Randy.
Location: Harrison Township, Michigan From: Alice King
To: Lupe Ochoa
I miss you Dad. I miss our talks your jokes your laughter, your goofy impersonation of random things. I miss your strong hands held during prayer. I love you and I know you are in Heaven and just waiting to see all of us soon. Everyday I think of you. In my heart Dad always and forever.
Location: Fenton, Michigan From: Nora Jones
To: Jack Kelly
I miss you so much, but I know you will always be with me. I am grateful for all the years and the love we have for each other will never die.
Location: Maricopa County Arizona From: Mary Ann
To: Nevin Pollack
Sweet Nevin, how we miss you! We will be forever grateful of the time we had with you. Our hearts broke the day you left this earth but we rejoice in knowing that the loving God we serve has called you home and we will see you again. Love you - big as the sky.
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan From: Shawn and Becky Pollack
To: Nevin Andrew Lemire Pollack
I miss you so much my sweet boy. You will always be my best friend and soul mate. I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart. Peace and love my beloved son.
Location: Chesaning, Michigan From: Loree Pollack
To: Dale Wiley
Miss the way you always made us laugh and smile. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Love you much, Judy, Bonny, Kurt and Mari
Location: Denver, CO From: Bonny
To: Donna Robbins
An amazing wife, mother and grandmother you will be missed always in our hearts.
Location: East China, Michigan From: Denny, Dawn, Darlene and Diane
To: Rosemary and Ralph Swiecilo
Grateful for you both and all you have given us you are forever in our hearts. Much Aloha, Renee and Rita
Location: St. Clair Michigan From: Rita
To: Robbie & Alfred Goodman; Marty & Kurt Trautman
Mother, Father, Sister, Brother-in-law -- My love for you lives forever. You sit on my shoulders to converse of memories, life's puzzling situations, or just hum a tune. I miss your physical hugs, but I know you are always close. Hearts break - Memories live. Much love, Cindy
Location: Mattapoisett, MA From: Cindy Turse
To: Bess Howard (mom)
You are missed.
Location: Dayton, OhiO From: Delores Wurn

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